This weekend, the number one soccer rivalry takes place at the Alex G. Spanos Stadium: Cal Poly vs. UCSB.
“Overall to come here to a stadium like this with a monstrous crowd, to come away with a point in the league is one step closer to our goal of winning the North division in the Big West.”
“In the past two years we have really come together and jelled, and our players and coaching staff have come together at a better level,” Pridham said. “There is a positive change in the connection that has been built over the past two years. The chemistry and togetherness between the players and the coaching staff really pushed the team to the next level this year.”
Last year, it was George Malki who stole the spotlight in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Hoisted up on the shoulders of his teammates and fellow students, the then-junior midfielder was draped in a Cal Poly flag. He couldn’t stop smiling.
By the age of four, Ariel Lassiter knew he wanted to grow up to be just like his dad. And as the son of a renowned professional soccer player, it seems fitting that the future Cal Poly winger’s first soccer experience was when the coaches of the Tampa Bay Mutiny told him he needed to leave the locker room.